- He recognises that the closer we get toward retirement, the more we look forward to it
- Clive had a workplace pension scheme and felt lucky to retire on his 60th birthday. He felt ready to leave work, and also felt that he had earned it
- He understands how boredom and loneliness can lead to depression and feels passionately that having something to do is crucial to a happy retirement
- He is a huge advocate of planning for your retirement; and suggests that no-one should leave it to chance.
The negatives of retirement
The three words boredom, lonely and depressing are, to me, closely related, in that the first two can lead to the third. I still have loads of things I want to do, but as I’m barely a year into what I hope will be at least 25 years of retirement, there is still plenty of time. I haven’t been bored once since I retired, even when I have been on my own for a few days at a time. I have plenty to do to interest and occupy myself.